A PROMINENT Liberal Democrat MP and potential leadership candidate is to visit south Shropshire.

Christine Jardine is MP for Edinburgh West. Elected in 2017, she has risen rapidly through the ranks and is considering a bid for the Party Leadership.

A journalist by profession, she is now Lib Dem spokesperson on Home Affairs and Equalities.

She will be visiting south Shropshire on Thursday, March 5 and in the evening, she is guest speaker for local Liberal Democrat members.

The Ludlow constituency where the Liberal Democrat candidate Heather Kidd was runner up, was something of a bright spot for the party in the General Election in December.